Another hot day for firefighters working on Lennox blaze

UPDATE 3.45pm: THE RFS have been working throughout the heat of today to keep the Lennox Head fire under control.

They have said that the southern end of the Lennox Head fire has gotten into a small grass paddock and that they are working to put that section out now.

They have said it's not severe but winds are causing a few flare ups at containment lines.

People may be concerned they can see more smoke, but all the flare ups are within containment areas, the RFS assured.

In other news, an overheated tyre exploded on the side of the road at Brunswick Heads, causing a small fire.

The RFS said they only attended the scene as a precautionary measure, and the fire has been put out.

Down at the east end of Woodburn there is a very small grass fire burning but under control.


ORIGINAL: FIREFIGHTERS working to keep the lid on the Lennox Head blaze will face another hot, dry day with strong northerly winds.

The 738ha Lennox fire has remained under control since Rural Fire Service volunteers reigned it in on Wednesday night, after it jumped containment lines.

Elsewhere in the region, firefighters have brought a blaze in the Nightcap National Park under control without any expansion of the fire beyond its initial 1ha size. A small forest fire has also broken out in Hidden Valley at Tyalgum, but is also under control.

The Rural Fire Service says the Northern Rivers faces a "very high" fire danger today - the centre of the fire danger rankings - although there is no total fire ban in place for the region.

Temperatures today are forecast to reach into the low 30s along the coast, rising to 36 at Lismore and 40 at Grafton. Firefighters will face northwesterly winds reaching between 20km/h and 30km/h during the day and a northerly ranging between 15km/h and 25km/h tonight.

Some rain and possible thunderstorms are forecast for later in the day, but are expected to be restricted to inland regions where they won't help firefighters at Lennox.

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